President Trump has made it known that he supports the troops. To that end, Breitbart News reported last week that Trump met with a class of Green Beret candidates and brought them inside the Oval Office for the first time in the course’s history.
When the 18 Army officers were scheduled to visit the National Security Council in February to hear an address from Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka, an audible was made and they team was invited to the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House.
But the tour didn’t stop there, to the team’s great surprise, Trump invited them into the Oval Office to take pictures with the president.
“Halfway through the discussion, [Trump] said, ‘Hey — we’re not supposed to do this, but follow me,’ and he brought them all into the Oval Office, took a group photograph around the Resolute desk, and then — throwing the schedules into a bit of a tizzy, said, ‘OK that’s not good enough,’” Gorka told Breitbart News.
“He said, ‘Everybody stand in the corner.’ They all stood in the corner, and one-by-one we took photographs they can take home to their family with each future Green Beret next to the president at the Oval Office desk,” Gorka said.
“That’s how much he loves our soldiers — our warriors,” he said. Under Obama, he continued, they “wouldn’t have even gotten into the West Wing.”
From the looks of things, Trump is setting himself up as the most military friendly President in history. And, when I say that, I’m including Grant and Eisenhower.
Trump taking the time to meet and greet a gaggle of Special Forces candidates shows a deep appreciation for the military. It is a far cry from the contempt of the Obama years or the outright hostility on tap last time a Clinton ran the White House (Enjoying retirement?).
Trump is proving to be a man of his word and I can’t wait to see him rebuild the military after the cluster of the last eight years. It feels like we spent more time worrying about transgender troops than we did killing ISIS. News stories like this one reaffirm my belief that the military helm is in good hands.
About the author: Clay Martin served in two branches of service, the USMC and the Army. In Mother Corps, he was in the infantry, a Scout/ Sniper, and a Recon Marine. In the Army, he was a Green Beret with the 3rd Special Forces Group. He retired in 2013.